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  1. I have a quick question about pay if anyone could give me an answer please. I start Raleigh on the 5th of jan and was wondering if we get paid end of January or have to wait till the end of feb?
  2. You should be paid on the last working day of January. Notice the should. The girls in Raleigh UPO are normally quick to sort it all.
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  3. Ok thanks for your help
  4. Ageing_Gracefully

    Ageing_Gracefully War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Pay! You want to be paid as well for the honour and privilege of being selected for the RN? What are the young generation coming to :toothy10:
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  5. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Do bear in mind, if you join on the 5th, your wage at the end of the month will be four days short of a full month's pay.
  6. OMM

    OMM War Hero

    I started on the 10th and received £564 for the month (everyone was emergency taxed) and this month I'm getting £1,194 (includes money I was taxed prior).

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  7. Suppose it works out in the end seen as you're not really going to see your account till the 2nd pay is in anyway.

    Did you not have a p45 or did everyone get emergency taxed?
  8. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Those providing pay statements for the financial year, P45 or P60 should not be placed on the emergency tax code. If they are, then it's a bit pointless Raleigh insisting those that have paid income tax, provide proof upon joining. The one thing that does irk many is that pusser no longer gives a cash advance, but expects recruits to arrive with £80 upon joining Raleigh or £200 if joining CTC Lympstone so they can buy extra kit that should be provided by the service. Unlike the Army & RAF, the Navy has also decided recruits must arrive with a valid passport and threatens discharge for those who arrive without.
  9. OMM

    OMM War Hero

    I took a P60 along with others who handed in P45s and it seems in my case it made no difference as everyone got emergency taxed. Was on JPA the other day and it appears I will be getting a full pay along with reimbursed tax while others will again receive an incomplete wage.

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  10. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Not good. Maybe Raleigh needs to look into putting the recruit at the centre of recruitment and retention, as directed by FOST.
  11. OMM

    OMM War Hero

    Another thing in regards to pay is that at PRNC we were shown a PowerPoint with the old reward scheme stating 8 years would entitle you to a £15,000 bonus when in fact the pay outs have been halved since.

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  12. Yeah, we got that too. Wouldn't have made a difference to me wanting to join but it is a bit annoying.
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  13. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Good point, certainly one to feed back to the Acquaint Centres, I'll do dat.
  14. Purple_twiglet

    Purple_twiglet War Hero Moderator

    Sorry NS - you said the 'retention' word there. Surely you should know by now that retention doesnt matter as we can magically recruit everyone we need at all levels without even trying. Retention is for the anally retentive...
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  15. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Funny you mention that. Some genius actually thinks the initial competency based selection interview will actually reduce ratings leaving the service at the six year point. Scary to think these people draw senior officers wages.
  16. What's the link between competency based selection and job satisfaction after 6 years?
  17. sgtpepperband

    sgtpepperband War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Phew! For a minute there I thought you were going to say they "earned" a senior officer's wage... :shock: :twisted:
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  18. Purple_twiglet

    Purple_twiglet War Hero Moderator

    Agreed - retention isn't difficult, but it is astounding how basic concepts like making people feel valued, keeping them engaged and recognising effort and committment seem to be impossible to so many people of all ranks and rates. I'll be honest, I'm a good case in point - I've gone from being uberkeen and committed to feeling utterly demotivated and am now waiting to hand my notice in at a time that suits me. I can point to a long list of missed opportunities where a few words, a few simple promises kept and a tiny amount of direction would have averted the situation. I know I'm not alone, and I know that even now its not too late, but even when you explain in clear terms how simple it would be to get me back on track, but the ball is in the court of the Naval Service, the reaction is 'stop being difficult' and as such the NS is on the verge of losing yet another highly specialised and very experienced person and its entirely their fault.
  19. Could I also make the serious suggestion that they get one of the UPOs to have a look at the pay and allowances slides? I wouldn't use the civvy side (as they tend not to do any of the "extra" work that ends up making lives easier all round), but perhaps use the UPOs that still use military staff. It would prove beneficial to the baby writers and keep their knowledge current.
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  20. And you get out of bed for that??

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